Local groups will perform traditional and modern dance, music, poetry, and drama at the Sakhuluntu Youth Festival at midday on Heritage Day, Sunday 24 September, in the Extension 9 Community Hall in Joza.
Presented this year in association with the International Library of African Music (ILAM) and the Access Music Project (AMP!), the Sakhuluntu Cultural Group is hosting the event for the 17th year.
All are welcome and entrance is free, but donations can be arranged by emailing David Fryer (D.Fryer@ru.ac.za).
Sakhuluntu Cultural Group is a community organisation operating from Extension 9 in Joza. Started in 1998 by a group of community activists led by Vuyo Booi in response to the absence of safe and fulfilling after-school activities for local learners, Sakhuluntu is premised on the belief that creative expression and reconnection with their own cultural heritage are necessary for learners’ growth. The group’s focus is traditional Xhosa dance and also provides young people with skills in visual arts, creative writing and drama, drumming/percussion and reading.